History of Commerce: From Cattle to Bitcoin

History of Commerce: From Cattle to Bitcoin

Forget about ecommerce for a moment! Imagine trading one of your prized cattle for a piece of land to raise your family in 7000 BC. That’s how it was done back then. Boy how times have changed. Now think about the first ATM in 1972, and how remarkable it was for people to walk up to a magical machine that spewed out physical cash after a few button clicks.

The history of ecommerce is truly amazing, so we compiled a story of 11,000 years in 30 seconds, by using another modern marvel: animated GIFs. Have a look below and scroll down for the full infographic.

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What Ecommerce Growth Means for Brick and Mortar Shops

online vs offline stores

A friend of mine owns a hardware store, and he has been at it for more than 20 years. The family has held the business for more than that since his father owned the hardware store in a different location for around 25 years.

Markets change and they have always had to adjust, but my friend has never seen shifts like he has seen in the past ten years. No one thought people would want to buy power tools or nails online, because it makes sense that customers would want to put their hands on these products before buying.

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Top 100 Business Blogs and Their Most Popular Articles

Top 100 business blogs

After researching for more than two weeks, it's finally done! Here are the best 100 business blogs about ecommerce, SEO, conversions and marketing, and the most popular articles from each one. It's a comprehensive list of tremendous resources, so please make sure you bookmark it for later reference if you don't have 48h straight to binge it right now. Also, please consider to tweet or share it on Facebook if you think it's a valuable resource.

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The Best Free WordPress Ecommerce Plugins (January 2020)

Seeing as how the market is so large, we wanted to find out which free WordPress ecommerce plugins stand out. The conclusion is in: We believe WooCommerce serves as the best free WordPress ecommerce plugin. Throughout our research, over the past two weeks we narrowed the field down to eight, with Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) and Ecwid ranked right behind WooCommerce.  We like WooCommerce for its superior integration tools and beautiful potential layouts. EDD has better tools for digital goods, while Ecwid looks to be the simplest for beginners.

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